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EE Times: SGI begins releasing open-source code

Aug 12, 1999, 15:37 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Craig Matsumoto)

[ Thanks to Rajiv for this link. ]

"Silicon Graphics Inc. began its conversion to the open-source mind set this week, releasing portions of its XFS code under the general public license (GPL)."

"The decision to make XFS open-source was announced in May, and the first release of code was announced Tuesday (Aug. 10) at the Linux World conference by Dave McAllister, SGI director of strategic technologies. Coincidentally, SGI picked the same day to launch a restructuring plan that included the pending spin-off of Cray Research, an SGI subsidiary.

"Speaking alongside Richard Stallman, president of the Free Software Foundation and pioneer of the free-software movement that led to the creation of Linux, McAllister said the SGI decision has been years in the making."

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